This week we share part two of our fashion week series, pairing inspiring looks from the London runway with fabrics and patterns from our very own shelves! Enjoy x


Peter Jensen
We LOVE the bright pops of colour, and youthful mood of Jensen’s Spring collection. Check the full slideshow here.

  • Our Fabric & Pattern Picks:

1/ Floral & Geo Print Silk Crepe De Chine
Availability - Auckland/Melbourne
2/ Chartreuse Lurex/Silk Blend Jacquard 
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Los Angeles
3/ Twenty Seven Names Dress Pattern from ‘Homesewn’
Availability- All Stores Worldwide
4/ Chartreuse/Latte Geo Print Silk Twill
Availability- Auckland/Melbourne/Sydney


Preen
Preen’s effortlessly cool mix of sportswear and batik style prints are perfect for staying cool and comfy on those hot summer days. Check out the full collection here.

  • Our Fabric Picks:

5/ Red/Black Micro Print Silk Crepe De Chine
Availability - Auckland/Dunedin
6/ Holiday Print Silk Chiffon
Availability- Auckland/Brisbane/Wellington
7/ Maroon/Yellow Stripe Crepe De Chine
Availability- Auckland
8/ Natural/Latte Geo Print Silk Twill
Availability- Auckland/Melbourne/Sydney


Temperley London
Here at The Fabric Store we cant go past a good two-piece… Enough said! More deliciousness from TL here.

  • Our Fabric & Pattern Picks:

9/ Papercut Pattern’s ‘Anima Pant’
Availability - All Stores Worldwide
10/ Geo Embroidered Heavyweight Silk
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin
11/ Crosshatch Silk/Linen
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Los Angeles
12/ Cotton & Metallic Blend Tweed
Availability- Auckland/Wellington


OUR STORES: 
For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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Sewing Inspiration - Michael Kors SS2015 Our Fabric & Pattern Picks - Inspired by Michael Kors SS2015 Sewing Inspiration - Karen Walker SS2015 Our Fabric Picks - Inspired by Karen Walker SS2015 Sewing Inspiration - DKNY SS2015 Our Fabric & Pattern Picks - Inspired by DKNY SS2015

Here at The Fabric Store we have been blown away by the amazing & inspiring designs we have seen on the Spring/Summer 2015 runway so far!
So, we are going to do a series of posts sharing our favorite looks from across the globe, paired with fabric and pattern options to help get your creative juices flowing. First up, New York Fashion Week!


Michael Kors
With Daffodils, wisteria and geraniums paired with lace and gingham, we loved the light and sunny mood of this collection. Click here for the for the full slideshow!

  • Our Fabric & Pattern Picks:

1/ Floral Print Textured Cotton/Linen
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Sydney/Melbourne
2/ Blue Rose Print Cotton/Linen
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Vogue Pattern V8882 - Full Skirt with Tie
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
4/ Vogue Pattern V1398 - Tiered Scallop Hem Dress
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles


Karen Walker
As a New Zealand based company, we couldn’t go past our very own Karen Walker, especially with all the AMAZING 70’s inspired suede looks she had on offer! Click here for the full collection.

  • Our Fabric Picks:

5/ Mustard Suede Leather Hides
Availability - All Stores Worldwide
6/ Burnt Sienna Leather Hides
Availability- All Stores Worldwide
7/ 70’s Floral Panel Print Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles


DKNY
Donna Karan’s relaxed and comfy looking sportswear in bright bold stripes seriously caught our eye! Click here for more delicious pics.

  • Our Fabric & Pattern Picks:

8/ The ‘Happy Homemade’ Pattern Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori
Availability - All Stores Worldwide
9/ Green & Turquoise Stripe Silk/Linen
Availability- All Stores Worldwide
10/ Grey & Aqua Stripe Linen
Availability- All Stores Worldwide
11/ Light Teal Stripe Crepe De Chine
Availability- Auckland/Dunedin/Sydney


OUR STORES: 
For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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Cover Image: Clover Canyon SS2015

Over the last few weeks our Brisbane store gals have been sewing up loads of cute pieces from our Japanese sewing books. So today we have featured one of these amazing designs, made up in one of our new season foil printed cotton broderies!

We love how trans-seasonal this piece is, looking equally awesome worn by itself or layered up for the cooler seasons.
Keep reading for fabric and pattern details for sewing up your own at home…

PATTERN: The ‘Halter Neck Mini Dress’ is one of an incredible 35 sewing patterns included in Yoshiko Tsukiori’s ‘Stylish Dress Book’. This pattern book is available at all of our stores worldwide, and includes sizes 6-16 for every single pattern!
With a wide variety of designs from cute sundresses (like the one we have featured here) to delicate long sleeved & pin-tucked tunics, there is something for everyone!

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look (#1) is available now at select stores! Here are the details & availability for our fabric picks:
1/ Taupe Cotton Broderie with Silver Foil Print
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
2/ Miniature Floral Print Cotton 
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Cream Cotton Broderie
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
4/ Vintage Floral Print Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Melbourne
5/ Oatmeal Linen
Availability- All Stores Worldwide

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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SPECIAL THANKS: To Gen of our Brisbane store, for sewing this baby up xoxo

We are feeling quite dotty this week, so it’s only fitting we share this awesome polka dot dress, by Dom of our Melbourne store!
We love the beautiful drape of the skirt, and can see this piece transitioning with ease from day to night which is a massive bonus in our books. Fabric & pattern details below for sewing up your own version at home:

PATTERN: The pattern used for this dress was an original, designed by Dom herself. For a similar look we suggest Papercut Pattern’s rad new ‘Clover Dress’ which is due to land at our Australasian stores next week!
Los Angeles customers - the pattern wont arrive in-store for a month or so, click here to purchase online via Papercut’s website. 

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is from last season and is now sold out. See below for details & availability of our fabric picks:

1/ Navy Spot Silk Crepe Georgette
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles
2/ Gold & Cream Spot Silk/Lurex
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Gold & Black Spot Silk/Lurex
Availability- Auckland/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
4/ Navy Splatter Spot Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Sydney/Melbourne
2/ Navy Printed Seersucker Silk Satin
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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SPECIAL THANKS: To Dominique of our Melbourne store, for letting us share her awesome creation XX

We are dreaming of Spring here in chilly little Australasia, so have sewn up the ‘Free Spirit Kimono’ by Patterns ‘N Pins ready for the sunny season! We LOVE this pattern, and we thought it was the perfect fit for our new season apricot & peach printed silk twill.

PATTERN: Patterns ‘N Pins ‘Free Spirit Kimono’ can be purchased here as a PDF to print at home. Easy!

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is part of our new season collection, available now at select stores worldwide:

1/ Lavender/Soft Aqua Printed Silk Twill
Availability - Auckland/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
2/ Soft Peach/Apricot Printed Silk Twill
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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SPECIAL THANKS: To Gen of our Brisbane store, who sewed this up for the post XX

This week we are in LOVE with Papercut Pattern’s Rigel Bomber! This super easy and wonderfully trans-seasonal jacket can be sewn up in a light silk for summer, or wool (Letterman style) for the winter months.

PATTERN: Papercut Pattern’s ‘Rigel Bomber’ is available NOW at all of our stores worldwide. Hurrah! If you don’t live locally to any of our stores, click here to buy online on the Papercut website. 

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is now sold out, however here are the details & availability for our project fabric picks:

1/ Silk/Cotton/Lurex Paisley Brocade
Availability - Auckland/Los Angeles
2/ Silk/Lurex Gold Spot Brocade
Availability- Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Baroque Silk/Viscose Ikat
Availability- Auckland/Sydney/Brisbane

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

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SPECIAL THANKS: To Dom of our Melbourne store, who sewed this little beauty up for us XXX 

We are super inspired this week by co-ords, and had to share this fab 70’s inspired outfit designed and made by Kama of our Auckland store.

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is now sold out, however here are the details & availability for our project fabric picks:

1/ Chocolate Spot Silk/Cotton Blend
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/LA
2/ Paisley Print Linen
Availability- Auckland/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/LA
3/ Geometric Print Linen
Availability- All Stores
4/ Abstract Print Coated Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne

PATTERN: The patterns used for this look were originals drafted by Kama herself. Click here for an awesome post by Ada Spragg, who has pieced together cute co-ords using patterns from a range of boutique pattern designers! She has included links to their websites so you can buy online.

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!


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Happy Sewing XX

Ruven Afandor for Town & Country 2012 Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia 'Viva La Revolucion' 2011 Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia 'Viva La Revolucion' 2011

The beautiful printed linen used to make this Vogue 8805 dress is still available in yellow and blue colour-ways at the following branches:

Yellow - Wellington/Auckland/Los Angeles
Blue - Brisbane/Sydney/Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles

To order a sample, or enquire about similar options contact your closest store by following the country links below!

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Pattern Note: The pattern used for this dress is Vogue 8805, available now at all of our stores except Dunedin. The pattern was altered slightly to include the front split. The trim was a personal detail added by Gen.

Georgia O'Keeffe 'Two Pink Shells' 1937 Georgia O'Keeffe 'Flower Abstraction' 1924 Jean Shrimpton by David Bailey for British Vogue 1964

This gorgeous 60’s inspired dress was made using one of our beautiful ikat weave silk blends!
Although this particular fabric is now only available at our Auckland store, we have loads of other amazing ikats in a range of styles and colours available now at all of our stores worldwide.

To enquire about our range or order samples, click on the links below and contact your local store:

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Katelyn created this masterpiece for fashion school, so the pattern used in an original which she designed herself. Chat to our lovely staff out similar options. 

Laura Niubo 'Sacred Geometry' Wassily Kandinsky ' Exercise For Colour Theory'

This super cool geometric print crepe de chine is still available at our Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland & Wellington stores. Contact your closest store to request a sample or place a mail order!

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We stock Papercut Pattern’s ‘Meissa Blouse’ at all of our branches worldwide! If you don’t live local to any of our stores, your can purchase it online at papercutpatterns.com

A big thanks to Katelyn of our Auckland store who sewed this lil’ beauty up for us XXX